Musa '1000 Fingers'

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Cultivar Name

Musa '1000 Fingers'

Synonyms

Pisang Seribu

Pictures

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Description

A most unusual banana, '1000 Fingers' is a beautiful solid green plant that grows 8 to 10 feet tall and produces sweet 1 ½” tiny bananas too numerous to count. The stem of fruit can be as long a 8 feet. The fruit are seedless and sweet with a pleasant flavor. A large plant that likes a hot summer, it bears large bunches of very small fruit. It seems to continue to flower and form fruit for as long as the parent plant can nourish it. The fruits don't become bitter when very ripe and seem enormously resistant to bruising. Those with blackened skins can usually be peeld to reveal fruit that is essentially undamaged beneath except they sometimes get slightly corky directly under the worst areas. The texture is smooth, dense and very creamy, yellowish in color but sometimes with an orange tint. The flavor is very sweet, fragrant and slightly acidic.

  • Genetic Group -

AAB

Origin

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Usage

Dessert

Flowering

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Cultivation

  • Mature Height - From 8 all the way up to 20 feet under ideal conditions.
  • Survival Zone - Zone 8-10
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  • Cold Hardiness - It is supposed to be relatively cold resistant but should be used in warmer summer areas.
  • Wind - Wind tolerant.
  • Sun - Full sun to no less than 30% shade. Foliage growers should use 30%-60% shade.
  • Taste Description - Flavor is very sweet, smooth texture, dense and yet creamy with a hint of orange with a pleasant flavor. Fragrant and slightly acidic. Fruits do not become bitter when overripe. The texture is smooth, dense, and very creamy, creamy yellowish in color but sometimes with an orange tint.
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  • Growth tips - For best growth above 65°F is recommended. Good water holding capacity is needed.

Known Afflictions

  • Pests - Borers, grasshoppers, and root nematodes
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Research Notes

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Members Growing This Banana

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